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Force India enter GP2 with Hilmer Motorsport

Posted on Feb 07 2014 | IANS

Silverstone, Feb 7 : Sahara Force India Formula 1 team has expanded its driver development programme by teaming up with Hilmer Motorsport for the 2014 GP2 season.

"The new partnership will see Facu Regalia and Daniel Abt race on the GP2 grid in the distinctive colours of Sahara Force India in the Hilmer Motorsport GP2 car," Force India said in a statement Friday.

Hilmer made its GP2 debut in 2013, finishing sixth in the championship.

Force India team principal Vijay Mallya said on the partnership: "As a team we've always placed great emphasis on nurturing young drivers so I'm delighted to announce our partnership with a GP2 team. It's the logical next step as we look to bring through the next generation of drivers and provide them with the opportunity to showcase their talent."

Hilmer Motorsports team principal Franz Hilmer said: "We are very happy about the collaboration between Hilmer Motorsport and Sahara Force India Formula One Team. I've had an association with Force India for ten years and we are looking forward to working together on a sporting level going forward."

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